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Here’s how to survive St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

Posted On: 03/01/2018

Boston has long been home to many Irish-Americans who have kept on long-standing rich cultural traditions. St. Patrick’s Day is no different — from parades to concerts and road races, Saturday, March 17th will be one of the city’s busiest days! The holiday is fast-approaching. Here is how to survive the holiday in the city.

If you find yourself in Boston, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a must. From colorful floats to live performances, there’s no wonder this parade is one of the city’s biggest. But be warned — a million spectators are expected. Make sure to stay together, come up with a plan in case your group is separated in the crowd, and enjoy the show. And don’t forget to wear green!

Boston’s most famous Celtic punk rock group, the Dropkick Murphys, have toured the world multiple times over — but that doesn’t stop them from throwing a rollicking party every St. Patrick’s Day in their home city. Join the mob at the House of Blues near Fenway Park for a concert you’ll never forget.

Looking to stay fit on March 17th? It’s not too late to register for the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race in Southie. Expect huge crowds cheering every step of the 5k – but register soon! Only 1,750 are allowed entry to run. Didn’t make the cut? Wear your brightest green and cheer along the races with the rest of the crowd.

Spend the holiday safely and responsibly, and make sure to book all of your St. Patrick’s Day transportation soon. GO Boston is here to take care of all of your needs, from rides to and from the airport to group shuttles to events.

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